Theo – A Tribute

~ Fairhill Farm Spyglass Theodore ~
March 20 2006 – September 17 2020

 

Our beloved Theo has “crossed the bar.”

The period of our sadness and grief pales in comparison with the many years of happiness and companionship which we have enjoyed. He was a regal representative of his species.

Theo was a friendly dog, greeting everyone with affection and receiving an abundance in return. On one occasion he attempted to leave with the FedEx delivery man! He loved attention, often demanding it with a gentle paw-push or a nose-nudge. Social gatherings included his working the room after which he usually found a place to relax and recuperate.

In accordance with his gentle nature, he left us with neither a whine nor wimpier – a class act.
Science tells us that dogs have 25% of identical human DNA – we suspect that his share was much more than that.

Theo will be cremated with one of his favourite “woollies” and a granite marker will be procured for him to join the gallery of our three other standard poodles. They will have excellent company.

We acknowledge loving caregivers, Dr. Lois Fiander and her assistant, Holly, his faithful groomer, “auntie” Gwen Lohnes, dog sitters, Steve and Joyce Nickerson, Agnes Moase and his breeder Kathryn Diefenbach.

In tribute to Theo: 

Crossing the Bar

by Alfred, Lord Tennyson

Sunset and evening star,
And one clear call for me!
And may there be no moaning of the bar,
When I put out to sea,

But such a tide as moving seems asleep,
Too full for sound and foam,
When that which drew from out the boundless deep
Turns again home.

Twilight and evening bell,
And after that the dark!
And may there be no sadness of farewell,
When I embark;

For tho’ from out our bourne of Time and Place
The flood may bear me far,
I hope to see my Pilot face to face
When I have crost the bar.

Brian and Ros

Eli of Maryvale

Eli of Maryvale

Eli has proven to be an absolutely delightful addition to our family. He is very intelligent, affectionate, and wonderful with all other living things (with the possible exception of deer flies). He still has a bit of puppy in him at three years.

We are overjoyed with this dog and could not be happier with our choice – an unmitigated testament to your hard work.

Susan and Graham

Christmas Greetings 2019

Merry Christmas from Mozzie

Keira Rose – Ready for Christmas

Tex & Kali with Luci the parrot

Ziggy loves BIG Christmas gifts

Polly G. & Christmas tree

Hudson, Lucy, Finn and Rosie

Four fhf poodles in St. John’s get together at the holidays, as they often do throughout the year, to wish all their kindred poos a Merry Christmas.

Admiral Nelson

Admiral Nelson

Our Nelson celebrated his second birthday in June.  We love him so much!

Everyday that we have him in our lives is a blessing. He is such a loving and fine boy. A great companion for us, very gentle and protective of the grandchildren and just all around excellent family member. Goes pretty much wherever we go, he does not like to be left behind at home.

Steve and Johanna

Beau – Happy First Birthday

Beau at One Year Old

Beau is sweet, agreeable and gentle with both children and adults. He interacts well with other dogs and with his “brothers” – Ben, the guinea pig, and Ginger, a stray cat who was near death that we couldn’t turn away. Beau loves playing soccer, walking and running but hates getting up in the morning – he’d rather sleep in! He has the sweetest temperament, is loved by all who meet him, and receives many compliments on our walks.

We cannot imagine a dog better suited to our lifestyle. I appreciate the advice you have given us and your expertise in matching pups with people. Our lives have been greatly enriched by having Beau in our family.

Lisa & Dave